Proverbs 6:19

19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

Proverbs 6:19 in Other Translations

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
19 a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.
19 a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family. Warning on Adultery
19 a lying witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Proverbs 6:19 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness [that] speaketh lies
Or, "that speaketh lies, [even] a false witness" F6; and so this is distinguished from a lying tongue, the second of these evils: this is the sin of bearing false witness against one's neighbour, a breach of the eighth command. It may be rendered, "he that bloweth lies" F7; that raises lies, and spreads them abroad, and swears to them, to the damage of others. This makes the sixth; and the seventh follows, and him that soweth discord among brethren;
whether in a natural relation, or in a civil society, or in a religious community.


F6 So Vatablus, Mercerus
F7 (Mybzk xypy) "qui efflat mendacia", Piscator, Michaelis.

Proverbs 6:19 In-Context

17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 19:16; Psalms 27:12
  • 2. S Psalms 12:2
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